If I knew the site was a Wordpress site that would be the first thing I would suspect. Wordpress is so commonly used for websites it's a huge target for hackers to attack. Updates are extra important for Wordpress sites.
I've been using it for years. Like you I didn't have a very good chance to see the comet in my area. There were clear nights, but too cold to spend much time searching. All I have are binoculars. Maybe I'll catch the next one.
I've used the web a little bit, but the application on Windows and Linux much more. I tried to install on my Android phone in the past and had a bit of a problem at that time. I think it was a purchased app with a demo version maybe. I don't remember right now.
One of the neatest things you can do with the application is to speed up, slow down, and pause time to see exactly what you're looking for. This can be super helpful to plan a viewing session. A lunar eclipse looks really good too.